Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    New centralised office to assist at-risk families

    19/06/2015 10:45 AM
     
    • Department for Child Protection and Family Support main tenant in City of Armadale facility
    • Armadale and Gosnells child protection offices to combine and operate from central location

    One of the largest and busiest districts of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support has opened a new office in Perth's south-east.

     

    Previously split between two sites, the Armadale and Gosnells offices have merged and moved to new premises.

     

    Child Protection Minister Helen Morton said the Armadale district was the largest in the State in terms of the number of children in care and the staff required to support children and their families.

     

    "Before moving into the new premises the district faced challenges in that the staff were split between the two offices," Mrs Morton said.

     

    "This new facility will accommodate more than 120 staff and allow for a more cohesive delivery of services for children in care, as well as their parents and carers.

     

    "The new office includes purpose-built meeting and resource rooms, a dedicated 'Home Centre' for supervised contact visits, as well as a carers' lounge and teenagers' retreat."

     

    The new Armadale District office also features local artwork, which captures native flora and acknowledges the traditional owners of the land, adding to its calming and nurturing atmosphere.

     

    Fact File

    • The new office is located at 151 Jull Street, Armadale has been delivered by the City of Armadale
    • As at April 2015, there were 455 children in care in the Armadale district

    Minister's office - 6552 6900